FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Suzanne  Rattray

  Country of residence: Zambia

  Citizenship: Zambia


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Middle East
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 2 Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation

Technical expertise

  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Construction law
  • Environmental issues
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects

Short summary experiences

As Presiding Arbitrator, I have issued Award on Jurisdiction as well as Final Award on a dispute related to termination of an electricity distribution project. The Hearing was conducted by hybrid means with one party remote and the other in the presence of the Tribunal. For the sole arbitrator project, I was able to conclude the proceedings within a year, despite change of representation of the claiming party and numerous party delays. As a Dispute Board Member, I have been involved in providing an Opinion as well as Decisions on 2 Referrals. AS Dispute Board Chair on an electricity distribution project, there have been no referrals or requests for opinion.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position:
Previous positions:


  • Dispute Board Member - 108 km Road rehab contract - Zambia
  • Dispute Board member - 33 km road rehab contract - Zambia
  • Dispute Board Chairperson - electricity distribution project - Ghana
  • Presiding arbitrator - Electricity transmission project - Zambia
  • Sole arbitrator - road maintenance contract - Zambia


  • DRBF
  • CIArb
  • ICCA

Panel listings

  • Cairo Regional Centre for International Arbitration
  • Kigali International Arbitration Centre
  • Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration
  • Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Master of Engineering - McGill University -CANADA
  • Fellow of the Engineering Institution of ZAMBIA